By and large, the physical security in schools across the country is insufficient. If elementary, middle and high schools shared the same level of safeguarding as banks, it would be harder for madmen to carry out attacks on school premises. A single point of entry, electromagnetic door locks on classrooms, and security windows around the perimeter of the building would all help keep students safer in the event of a shooting.
Of course, most public schools don’t have the time or resources to afford major construction and technology upgrades. Security retrofits, however, are a much more viable option. RetroWAL™ is a security window system that installs on the interior of a building’s existing windows. The original glass stays in place, making the installation quick and noninvasive. RetroWAL™ can even be installed discreetly during evening hours.
Unlike expensive bullet-proof window glass, RetroWAL™ security windows feature glass clad polycarbonate – a much more affordable layer of protection. RetroWAL™ security windows will crack under gunfire, but will remain intact and prevent active shooters from gaining entry. Installing RetroWAL™ on first floor and storefront windows in schools and universities is a convenient and cost-effective way to better protect students, faculty and staff from outside threats.
In addition to upgrading a building’s physical security, RetroWAL™ window systems also provide significant energy and sound control benefits. Contact us today to learn more about how RetroWAL™ window systems can provide better protection for building occupants.